COMBINED TKEK IN ATLAS MOUNTAIN AND SAHARA TOUR
COMBINED TREK IN ATLAS MOUNTAIN AND SAHARA TOUR
DAY 1: MARRAKECH– IMLIL–TINGHRINE
5 hours walking time
You will transfer from Marrakech to Imlil then depart to Tinghrine, passing
by Tamatert. After lunch on the pass of Tizi n’Tamatert, Arrive at Tinghrine for the night.
DAY 2: TINGHRINE–AIT AISSA
5-6 hours walking time
Depart Tinghrine along the valley, passing by Ikkiss and Tizi n’Aguersioual. Enjoy lunch at Matate. Continue via Tizi n’Oudite towards Ait Aissa to spend the night.
DAY 3: AIT AISSA–IMLIL
4-5 hours walking time
Depart Ait Aissa to Tizi Oussem via Tizi Mzik, arriving back to Imlil. spending the night in a local guesthouse.
DAY 4: IMLIL–OUARZAZATE–DADES GORGES
We will depart Imlil and travel to Ait Ben Haddou, the “Hollywood of Morocco” where the movies Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, among others, have been filmed. Ait Ben Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitation and a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. From this point you can take in some great views of the surrounding landscape. Traveling to the Valley of the Roses, the scenery transforms along the riversides and oases. Arriving in Dades Gorges, a traditional Moroccan dinner awaits you at the hotel.
DAY 5: DADES GORGES–MERZOUGA–ERG CHEBBI
After breakfast at the hotel we will journey to the Todra Gorge (300m), a large fault line dividing the Atlas Mountains.
After lunch, we head deep into the Sahara to the village of Merzouga, where we will camel trek to the gorgeous Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco. At sunset you will ride your camels for an hour and a half and return to camp for a Berber meal and a night spent under the stars at the camp.
DAY 6: ERG CHEBBI–MARRAKECH
We will wake before dawn to enjoy the beautiful desert sunrise. Your camels await you for the journey back to your driver.
We will drive you back to Marrakech, arriving around 17:00
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